Wendy Parker

Inspirations in integrity

Blindside back through a gate and around some cars to position the trailer against the side of a building? No problem for this owner-operator, illustrating the value of integrity over all the money in the world ...

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Notes on being the boss

"For those of you who have unpleasant boss stories, or are living an unpleasant boss story, know that you're not alone, and there are people who understand your desire to watch your boss be rolled in honey and planted in an ant hill."

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Unwelcome sleep studies and the decline of civilization in general

"If you let people have a measure of control over their own bodies, the bodies will tell them what to do without interference from invasive, unwanted, unnecessary studies. For heaven's sake, let people take a nap without repercussion. ..."

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You might be a trucker if …

... you reach for the Jake brake in your Ford Focus when you see the downgrade you're about to make a run down ...

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You don’t even need a magic lamp

Pilot Flying J app update -- the fairy truckermother is here: "Wouldn't it be nice if you pulled into a busy fuel island and had x-ray vision, so you could see which trucker just started the fueling process and which one was close to done before choosing a lane and committing to it?"

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Don’t poke the bear

"Sometimes, it's OK to take the skinny roads, but for the love of God, don't slam on brakes for no reason."

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It’s not the truck

Though the headlines say, “84 killed by truck,” it wasn't the truck that killed the people, it was a deranged, evil, sadistic, inhumane terrorist who killed the people.

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Tom trucker and the two-dollar shoes

"Professional don't wear sandals" -- or flip flops -- as the saying goes. What do you think? Does it really matter? Wendy weighs in.

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When ‘keep your chin up’ isn’t enough

After losing a friend and fellow driver to suicide, 22-year trucking veteran Michael Suson founded "Truckers for Truckers," a trucking-specific mental health support group.

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It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 …18, 19, 20?

Decisions, decisions, decisions -- more from Wendy on the wonders and woes of filing for your own authority.

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